Tech Entrepreneur Leonid Radvinsky has been championing open source technology for more than two decades and he’s just getting started. After investing more than $3 million in organizations and projects, Leo Radvinsky is seeking additional projects to fund through his LR Foundation.
— Leo Radvinsky (@Leo_Radvinsky1) June 9, 2021
Open source software is free and its code is available for users all over the world to examine and to suggest modifications and augmentations. Proprietary software, on the other hand, generally sees the codebase as exclusively owned and controlled by one specific company. Radvinsky sees open source technology as a force for global equality and empowerment. It has driven the creation of projects that foster collaboration and community-oriented development, Radvinsky says.
Radvinsky uses the open source programming language Elixir in many of his projects. He also supports B4X software; in fact, his angel investment was instrumental in transitioning B4X and its suite of tools from a proprietary technology to an open source one. Now Radvinsky, through his foundation, is seeking to provide grants to projects that “sit at the intersection of technology and philanthropy.” He employs a rigorous evaluation process to identify these projects.
In addition to B4X and Elixir, the LR Foundation currently supports Pleroma, FediApp, and Give Ethereum, to name a few.
Radvinsky gained early exposure to programming by becoming adept at BASIC, the only language available then. He received a bachelor’s in economics from Northwestern University and has spent the last two decades as a tech visionary, building the next generation of internet applications and services.
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